Fair isn't Equal Band-Aid Lesson: Perfect for Back to School

Fair isn't Equal Band-Aid Lesson: Perfect for Back to School
Fair isn't Equal Band-Aid Lesson: Perfect for Back to School
Fair isn't Equal Band-Aid Lesson: Perfect for Back to School
Fair isn't Equal Band-Aid Lesson: Perfect for Back to School
Fair isn't Equal Band-Aid Lesson: Perfect for Back to School
Fair isn't Equal Band-Aid Lesson: Perfect for Back to School
Fair isn't Equal Band-Aid Lesson: Perfect for Back to School
Fair isn't Equal Band-Aid Lesson: Perfect for Back to School
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Fair isn't equal bandaid lesson. I absolutely love using this lesson on the first day of school to teach my students that they will not always be treated equally because not everyone has the same needs.

This lesson is perfect for the first week of school, but it can easily be used anytime of the year to help your students understand that fair isn't equal. They will know that just because one of their classmates is doing something that seems easier or different, they can't say, "That's not fair!" They will grasp that in your class, equal isn't always fair.

This resource includes the following:
-A lesson plan that explains how to teach the bandaid lesson
-A PowerPoint that makes teaching this lesson easier for you, as well as engaging for the students
-32 ailment cards (blank ones are available so you can handwrite extra ailments if you want)
-Posters that say, "Fair is not everyone getting the same thing. Fair is everyone getting what they need in order to be successful."

Students discuss with their neighbors whether an unequal situation is fair or not. Students are assigned an ailment. They create a story to explain how they got that ailment and share it with the class. After each student shares their story, the teacher “fixes” each of their ailments by placing a Band-Aid on it. A classroom discussion follows and students are taught that equal and fair are different. Equal means everyone gets the same thing. Fair means everyone gets what they need to be successful.

This 20-slide PowerPoint is eye-catching and engaging. All of the questions you need to ask during this lesson are on the PowerPoint, making it so all you have to do is open up the PowerPoint and teach.

Students are each given an ailment card. Ailments include: paper cut, broken arm, pink eye, bee sting, scraped knee, sprained ankle, stubbed toe, bloody nose, tooth ache, headache, tummy ache, allergic reaction, broken wrist, sore throat, runny nose, ear infection, food poisoning, the flu, throwing up, a really bad cold, poison ivy rash, chicken-pox, broken nose, bug bite, a really bad cough, strep throat, a big bruise, jammed finger, back pain, knee pain, dislocated shoulder, and concussion.

If you are interested in writing prompts that come WITH mentor texts, I've got you covered!

Opinion writing prompts:
1.Which is a Better Pet, a Cat or a Dog?
2.Are Teens too old to go Trick-or-Treating?
3.Should Fidget Spinners be banned from Schools?
4.Why should the leprechaun give you his gold?
5.Should bugs be added to the school cafeteria menu?

Informative writing prompts:
1.Explain how Caribou Survive the Cold Weather
2.Explain the three Types of Rocks
3.Explain three major things that Abraham Lincoln did during his lifetime.
5.Explain how Water Changes the Earth's Surface

Need to do a research project with your students? The following resource includes EVERYTHING you need to successfully implement a career research project with your students:
Career Research Project (Write an essay describing a career of your choice.)

Want ALL of these writing prompts at a discount price? No problem! I have bundled all of my writing prompts into one big bundle for almost half the price! Click HERE to check it out!

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A HUGE Rocks and Minerals Unit. It is a complete unit that has everything you would need to teach 3 weeks-worth of material.

Cloud Readers’ Theater. I love using these scripts every time I teach weather! They help the students remember how a cloud is formed and the four main types of clouds (cirrus, cumulus, stratus, and cumulonimbus.)

Types of Sentences Zombie Scoot Activity. This is a fun activity that can be used to review the types of sentences during the month of October.

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